Crossword No 12 (second series)

           
           
10                           
             
11            12               
       
13  14        15          16       
             
17        18                   
       
19      20          21        22   
             
23                           
             
24              25             

Clues across
1Cursing when hole in hose needs this? (7)
5Drawing out European (French) duke in first of gatherings (7)
10Aim of dieter observed in outer space (14)
11Evidence of smoking seen in worthless remains (3-3)
12Obnoxious drama should incur a penalty (4,4)
13Fruit train crashes in strange scenery, losing railway (10)
16Pulls ships (4)
17Eager prima donna returns (4)
18Three chaps the first one drunk coming from Scotland . . . (10)
19. . . the first one gets mixed up with girl, reacting in an abnormally sensitive manner . . . (8)
21. . . the first one fails to finish and turns round to another chap, getting puffed up with success (6)
23Pestered client to become next leader of a republic (9,5)
24O yes! Little Sydney goes astray, wandering (7)
25Spoil most of salad with this wine? (7)
Clues down
2Theatre in a renal hospital (5)
3Ignored good lecturer, somewhat in need (9)
4Celebrated like a musical score? (5)
6Woman has used bad language to get talked about (9)
7First of carpets on stack going at low price (5)
8With fond remembrance, looking back on Stalag One, perhaps (9)
9Like some cuts confused elf left in disc (4-9)
14Wrapped up deep novel, unusually (9)
15Acknowledge Signor getting involved with European Economic Community (9)
16Knotted laces found under temporary dwelling they may catch (9)
20Jugs needed when drains fail to open (5)
21Tear shed about unknown bonus (5)
22Do better than 110 in sheltered region, heading north (5)

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